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A 37-year-old female asked:

Can gerd manifest as a heart attack? also can reflux happen without feeling the burning sensation in the chest?

2 doctor answers2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Christopher Conti
Specializes in Emergency Medicine
GERD: Yes, many GERD symptoms mimic symptoms associated w/ angina/heart attack; resulting in countless ED visits annually. Symptoms other than 'burning' including discomfort in mid-back, left shoulder blade, nausea, dizziness, sweating; are common.
Dr. Judith Tellerman
Clinical Psychology 43 years experience
GERD: Yes, also panic attack. Best to discuss this with your ENT who knows your medical history. If you are uncomfortable with your Dr. consult with another for a second opinion. "The root cause of laryngopharyngeal reflux is often gastroesophageal reflux disease, or GERD. This disease occurs in both adults and children. Irritating acidic juices back up from the stomach into the esophagus and throat."
Last updated Dec 31, 2020

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